Group worried about HWP footprint

By AMANDA BOWES The constantly changing design footprint of the Hurunui Water Project's (HWP) proposed irrigation scheme and the application for requiring authority has the...

Wild cats pose threat to New Zealand native wildlife

Feral . . . Wild cats, one of the biggest dangers to New Zealand's native wildlife, are on the increase in North Canterbury thanks...

Permanent chlorination of drinking water in Hurunui district

By Robyn Bristow All council water supplies in the Hurunui district are to be permanently chlorinated. The Hurunui District Council announced its decision today saying chlorination...

Rangiora Winter Festival draws thousands

By SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora celebrated winter in style last week with a festival delivering a host of exciting activities to the town. The four-day event began...

Kotuku recovering after being shot

By ROBYN BRISTOW A critically endangered kotuku - white heron - is recovering after being shot, but its long term prognosis is uncertain. When collected by...

Amazing journey to Zimbabwe

By AMANDA BOWES Taking a blood sample from a lion was not something Jeanine Calder ever imagined she would do, but last week she was...

Margaret Begg celebrates 100 years

By SHELLEY TOPP The function was held at Rossburn Receptions with a large number of Margaret's family and friends attending. Most of the guests were...

Town’s growth sees launch of AmberleyNZ

Masterminds . . . Claire Inkson (left), Margot Korhonen and Trish Coleman celebrating the launch of AmberleyNZ. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW By ROBYN BRISTOW As a result...

Leithfield Club boxing well above its weight

By ROBYN BRISTOW Boxing has turned Bo-Dean (Missy) Blackburn's life around. Missy is fit, trim, doesn't drink and is a no nonsense sort of gal. "I was...

Tasman Tykes national runners up

By DAVID HILL North Loburn School has produced another quality performance to finish runner up in the AgriKids grand final. Competing in Feilding on Friday, July...
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